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Born on 1312 Died on 1359
ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad Ibn al-Durayhim was an Arab cryptologist who gave detailed descriptions of eight cipher systems that discussed substitution ciphers, leading to the earliest suggestion of a "tableau" of the kind that two centuries later became known as the "Vigenère table".   His book en...
Al-Dimishqi was an economist who flourished in Damascus and other places in Syria. He composed the Kitab al-Ishara ila Mahasin al-Tijara wa Matrifa al-Jayyid al-Atrad wa Radiha wa Ghushush al-Mudallisin Fiha or Book Explaining the Benefits of Commerce and the Knowledge of Good and Bad Qualities [of...
Died on 1567
Ala al-Din Ali ibn Abd-al-Malik Husam al-Din al-Muttaqi al-Hindi (The exalter of faith, Ali son of servant of AllahThe King, from India) was a Sunni Muslim Islamic scholar who is known for writing Kanz al-Ummal.
Born on 837 Died on 933
In Duraid was a geographer, genealogist, poet, and philologist. He wrote a large Arabic dictionary, "The Collection on the Language". He also wrote on the genealogy of the Arab tribes.

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